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22 September 2007

Pinckney leaves for NBA

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
9/22/2007 07:50:00 PM
Villanova assistant coach Ed Pinckney will leave the team to join the coaching staff of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, Villanova University announced on Friday.

Pinckney will accept an asisstant coaching position under Timberwolves' head coach Randy Wittman, and will be reunited with guard Randy Foye, who starred for Villanova from 2002 to 2006.

Pinckney earned his spot on the Villanova bench in May 2003, and served as an assistant coach for the Wildcats for four seasons. According to Villanova, Pinckney "was involved in all aspects of coaching, including on-court teaching, recruiting and scouting."

Many fans, however, will miss particularly Pinckney's recruiting prowess.

Villanova head coach Jay Wright said that he was proud of Pinckney for earning the NBA opportunity:

Eddie has made a great impact as a player and alumnus but his four years as a coach were just as meaningful. Eddie became a great recruiter and mentor to our young men. We will miss having him around us every day but we also know that Eddie will remain a great representative of Villanova basketball.

Pinckney led Villanova to the NCAA championship in 1985 before spending 12 seasons in the NBA.

According to Villanova University, a search for the next assistant on Jay Wright's bench is already underway.

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At 8:53 PM, October 05, 2007, Blogger greyCat said...

Doug West's appointment has been announced. Coach Wright introduced Doug at a "Meet the Coach" session at the Union League last night (reported on a message board) and there is now an article out on CSTV.com -- good to have Doug on board.

At 6:22 PM, October 07, 2007, Blogger pete said...

Sweet, greycat... will update the site tonight with that info.

At 8:34 AM, October 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you guys forgotten about the site? It's been more than half of a month since the last update.

At 5:09 PM, October 17, 2007, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Sorry, Gregg... it's been busy. I've started a new job.

But there are two updates now on the site!


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